First time flyers

The Wright children give a thumbs up along with their pilot, Gene Patton, Saturday morning at the Young Eagle Flights sponsored by the Cortez Experimental Aircraft Association. From left are Colton, Rocky and Mary. Enlargephoto

Journal/Sam Green

The Wright children give a thumbs up along with their pilot, Gene Patton, Saturday morning at the Young Eagle Flights sponsored by the Cortez Experimental Aircraft Association. From left are Colton, Rocky and Mary.

Grayson Eytchison takes the passenger seat for his first time flying. His pilot, Don Crowley, built the Glass Air plane from a kit and was one of four pilots giving rides Saturday morning for the Young Eagle Flights. The Cortez Experimental Aircraft Association volunteered their time and expenses to give about 30 children rides to experience flying. It was the first flight for many of the children. Enlargephoto

Journal/Sam Green

Grayson Eytchison takes the passenger seat for his first time flying. His pilot, Don Crowley, built the Glass Air plane from a kit and was one of four pilots giving rides Saturday morning for the Young Eagle Flights. The Cortez Experimental Aircraft Association volunteered their time and expenses to give about 30 children rides to experience flying. It was the first flight for many of the children.